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Fall fishing is here

September 06, 2018 at 3:00 am

September has arrived with a feeling more like October, at least when it comes to the cool mornings and the falling water temperatures on many local lakes. I look forward to September almost more than any other month as a sportsman in Mont...

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‘Everybody in the pool!’

September 01, 2018 at 9:23 pm

Hundreds of kids across the Flathead will be jumping not just into a new school year, but also into the swimming pool come January courtesy of The Wave’s School to Pool Program.The Wave Aquatic and Fitness Center in Whitefish has been helpi...

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Saying goodbye: Thirty-four years in the blink of an eye

September 01, 2018 at 7:00 pm

If you need to know the truth, I just got wore out.That’s why, on Sept. 26, after 18 years at the helm, I will step down as managing editor of the Daily Inter Lake and enter retirement. To paraphrase Mark Twain, I am sure that will please s...

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My pursuit of solitude started early

August 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

I was reminiscing with a friend this week about those sweet summers of our youth, and the reckless abandon with which we embraced those treasured days. It was a different time and place, when kids could roam freely without the constant supe...

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Torrent Technologies rises to the Challenge

August 19, 2018 at 3:00 am

For the past 10 years employees of Torrent Technologies have thrown down the gauntlet at the Glacier Challenge in Whitefish, a fundraiser supporting the Flathead Youth Home. The business also became a title sponsor for the event in 2014.In ...

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Letters are window into our world

August 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column originally appeared on Sept. 16, 2007, and was written in response to a complaint about the Inter Lake publishing religiously based letters to the editor. It seems appropriate to reprint it in light of t...

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TV has gone to the dogs

August 12, 2018 at 3:00 am

I suppose it was only a matter of time before there was a television channel developed especially for dogs.It was one of those “now I’ve heard everything” moments when an email from DISH Network popped up, offering DOGTV for just $4.99 a mo...

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Journalists used to fight fake news; today they pretend it doesn’t exist

August 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

How — I am sometimes asked — can a journalist like me question the ethics of a fellow journalist reporting about the White House? Shouldn’t all reporters and editors stick together?Well, no. They should stick with the truth.Consider if the ...

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Crispy, gooey and oh, so sweet!

August 05, 2018 at 3:00 am

Everyday and everywhere across America, campers and households are toasting to glorious mid-summer evenings — not with wineglasses and beer steins, but with 45 million pounds of marshmallows sandwiched between 110,000 pounds of chocolate (p...

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The left’s love affair with doublethink

August 04, 2018 at 7:00 pm

If you have a hard time following the logic of some liberal arguments, don’t worry. It’s not you. Taking a page out of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” our modern prog friends have mastered the art of doublethink — “the power of hold...

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